LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jewish Hospital says it has performed its 200th lung transplant at its Louisville center.
The hospital's Center for Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation completed the milestone last week, two decades after the hospital's first lung transplant in 1991.
Victor van Berkel, a member of the hospital's Lung Transplant Team, says Jewish has performed more lung transplants over the past year than in any other year in its history.
Jewish Hospital says transplantation has seen significant advancements since it first began performing the procedure two decades ago.
The hospital was the site of the world's first successful hand transplant in 1999.